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KALW Wins 12 SF Press Club Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards Including Eight Audio Academy Graduates
By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW, Audience Supported Public Media The San Francisco Press Club has announced the winners of the Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards for the 2019 calendar year. (Remember then? It really wasn’t that long ago!) Members of our team won 12 awards! That includes eight Audio Academy graduates! Plus, the producers we train and work with at Solano and San Quentin State Prisons took honors as well! Here’s the list of recipients, including Audio Academy alum graduation years in parentheses: Digital Media:...read more
By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW, Audience Supported Public MediaKALW, with ongoing support from the Association for Continuing Education, is proud to introduce its 8th Audio Academy class: the class of 2021. They began their nine-month journey at the beginning of September with two days of video conferencing orientation (including, of course, a spirited dance party). This week, they begin regular shifts with the news department, learning from our summer trainees, last year’s Academy grads, and our staff about daily and long-form...read more
By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW Public Supported Radio and Babette Thomas, Newsroom Summer Trainee We’ve entered September, and now we’re just two months away from Election Day. It’s extraordinary that, as we move into this critical time, we’re facing so many crises as a society right now: – the novel coronavirus pandemic – a long overdue reckoning with entrenched, systemic racism – two of the three largest wildfires in California history happening simultaneously, and with another, forcing evacuations and filling...read more